Thursday, 22 April 2021 16:12

Infant Newsletter

Dear Parents: we hope you have all enjoyed a safe and relaxing Easter break and we are very happy to welcome everyone back to school for the Summer term.


Please do not relax your attention to the Covid protocols, as we are still in a situation of risk and we wish to continue to all work together to maintain the health and safety of our whole school community. All our Covid protocols continue in place in school, so please help us by leaving school promptly at the end of the day so that the children are not mixing with pupils in different 'bubbles' on their way out and around the gate and footpath outside. Thank you.

As the weather is much warmer again, the children in Reception and Year 1 will be sitting at the front of the school from 8:10 each morning, like they did in the first term.
Year 1 children should be in school by 8:30 as their classes start then.
Reception children all need to be in school by 8:45, as this is when their classes start.
Pre-Nursery and Nursery pupils will continue to go directly to class from 8:15 until 9:00, when the gate is shut. Thank you for your continued collaboration, the staggered entry and exit times are working well and ensuring that there are not too many pupils entering and leaving at the same time. It has also made it much smoother in the street for parents to drop off and pick up children easier.

On Friday 23rd April we will be celebrating Book Day with the children, and doing lots of activities related to books, stories and reading. This year, the children (in the Infant Department only) may come to school in a costume of a character from a book, if they would like to on this day. (They can wear their carnival costume again, there is no need to buy anything special!) We feel that with the Covid restrictions meaning parks are closed and birthday parties can't happen, the Infant children would benefit from another fun 'dress-up' day.

Our class assemblies site (along with the improved version of the Christmas Show) can be found on the 'Assemblies' tab along the top of your child's class Frog Site. Some assemblies are in the 'Golden Rules' section and some are in the 'Learning Muscles' sections, and are there for everyone to watch at home. There is also a Primary department assembly on each of our 'Core Values' to watch. This term we will be adding the following class assemblies to our Assembly site:
Nursery A - 23/4/21
Nursery B - 30/4/21
Nursery C - 7/5/21
Nursery D - 14/5/21
Pre-Nursery - 4/6/21

On Friday 28th May, as we will be celebrating Canary Day, all the children can come to school dressed in typical Canarian costumes.
We will be doing Canarian activities and dancing so that the children learn about their Canarian heritage on our Canary Day in school.

We will be sending home the school reports on Monday 28th June.
Teachers will organize meetings via Zoom with each parent during the last few weeks of June to discuss their child's progress. Information will be sent home nearer the time.

The children in Y1 will go to visit their new classroom in the Primary Department and to meet their new class teacher and Spanish teacher in June. Dates for each class to follow soon.
They will not be mixing with any of the children in Primary and will return to Milton House for their lunch.

We will also be organizing a Year 1 Leavers celebration at the end of June, in the class bubbles. As it is not possible to celebrate the end of their time with us at Milton House in an assembly together with families, we will be recording this event and posting it on the Frog site on 28th June, as well as celebrating in their class bubbles in school!

Summer Show
This year the infant department will be preparing a summer show. Each group will be doing a dance, Y1 children will be narrators and we will be posting the video of the show on our Frog platform, as we did the Christmas show, in late June for you to watch at home. More information soon!

Thursday 24/06/2021 (San Juan Bank Holiday) NO SCHOOL.

Tuesday 29th June last day of school for all pupils. The children can come to school in their own clothes and will be having parties in their class bubbles.

In July, the Infant Department is organising a summer school, with classes in English (native teachers), sports, games, workshops, crafts, etc. (To register, ask in the office)

Yours sincerely,

Pam Ainsworth
Infant Department Headteacher